Author Topic: TR Caw Gap circular on Hadrians Wall Sun 4 Oct 20  (Read 368 times)

April

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We slept in on Sunday and we didn't start our walk until 11.15  :o  :-[ Very late for us. We drove eastward and parked in the small layby at Caw Gap on the Hadrians Wall path. We walked eastward on the up/down/up/down path.

On Hadrians Wall path near Caw Gap


Looking back at our route along the wall


It was sunny but breezy and the wind was right in our faces. We could see fresh cow pats and we were keeping an eye out for any cows. There had been a very old warning sign at the start saying walkers could deviate from the right of way if they wanted to avoid any cows, then rejoin it when the cattle had been passed. We spotted cattle to our left on the other side of the wall. Phew we thought until we came to a gap in the wall that didn't have a gate. The cows didn't show any interest in us or Squeaky though so we continued without any bother. It is the not knowing how they will react that is the worrying part, you just never know. If the cattle had been aggressive we would have had nowhere to go so the advice to deviate from the right of way was meaningless!

On Winshield Crags summit


Eastward view from Winshield Crags


We continued along the wall path to the road at Steel Rigg then turned left then right at the right of way toward Hotbank by the Peatrigg Plantation.

View toward Hotbank from Peatrigg


At Peatrigg we sat on the west side of the wall to have some lunch and we had a nice view of Sycamore Gap and the hundreds of people on that part of Hadrians Wall, always very popular.

Crag Lough and Highshield Crags


A queue of sheep


Sycamore Gap


An alternate view from our lunch stop


Sycamore Gap in close up


After lunch we retraced our steps back to the road and followed it westward toward Caw Gap. We thought there might be nice views of Hadrians Wall and we'd not been down the road before. It was up/down/up/down like the route along the wall path.

Going up!


Winshield Crags from the road


Going down!


We lost views of the wall path for a while though but we did have nice views northward and west.

Lovely views of Northumberland


Thorny Doors and Cawfield Crags from near Caw Gap


Looking at the course of Hadrians Wall near Caw Gap


The cows I mentioned earlier can be seen in the photo. It started to rain as we got into the car, how lucky were we to escape it!

Our route was Caw Gap - Winshield Crags - Steel Rigg - Peatrigg - Well House - Caw Gap. 5.2 miles with 235m ascent.
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Re: TR Caw Gap circular on Hadrians Wall Sun 4 Oct 20
« Reply #1 on: 19:24:36, 06/10/20 »
Great pics Ape O0
Sycamore gap really is a lovely place
Fancy a wc this weekend  ;D
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April

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Re: TR Caw Gap circular on Hadrians Wall Sun 4 Oct 20
« Reply #2 on: 19:26:55, 06/10/20 »
Fancy a wc this weekend  ;D


I do, let us hope the weather plays ball  :)
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Re: TR Caw Gap circular on Hadrians Wall Sun 4 Oct 20
« Reply #3 on: 19:44:24, 06/10/20 »
 ;D  at the line of sheep.

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Re: TR Caw Gap circular on Hadrians Wall Sun 4 Oct 20
« Reply #4 on: 20:30:52, 06/10/20 »
;D  at the line of sheep.
Yes, love the sheep queue  O0


Lovely photos April.

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Re: TR Caw Gap circular on Hadrians Wall Sun 4 Oct 20
« Reply #5 on: 20:55:08, 06/10/20 »
;D  at the line of sheep.


The caption should have been a quewe of sheep  :D


Yes, love the sheep queue  O0


Thanks Ridge  :)
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Re: TR Caw Gap circular on Hadrians Wall Sun 4 Oct 20
« Reply #6 on: 21:17:04, 06/10/20 »
Enjoyed your report April. I love Sycamore Gap in particular. Iíve walked that way quite a few times.

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Re: TR Caw Gap circular on Hadrians Wall Sun 4 Oct 20
« Reply #7 on: 21:21:32, 06/10/20 »
Thanks Murphy  :)
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Re: TR Caw Gap circular on Hadrians Wall Sun 4 Oct 20
« Reply #8 on: 21:48:32, 06/10/20 »
Lovely photos April     :)    Takes me back to when I walked from Once Brewed to Housesteads

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Re: TR Caw Gap circular on Hadrians Wall Sun 4 Oct 20
« Reply #9 on: 22:24:12, 06/10/20 »
Lovely place to stop and stare!


Squeaky on Winshield Crags summit.... brilliant!


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Re: TR Caw Gap circular on Hadrians Wall Sun 4 Oct 20
« Reply #10 on: 07:55:24, 08/10/20 »
Thanks Dovegirl and Dodgylegs  O0
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Re: TR Caw Gap circular on Hadrians Wall Sun 4 Oct 20
« Reply #11 on: 07:59:59, 08/10/20 »
Looks like a nice walk, April.  O0
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Re: TR Caw Gap circular on Hadrians Wall Sun 4 Oct 20
« Reply #12 on: 08:05:47, 08/10/20 »
It was Richard, a short one but timed perfectly before the rain started  :)
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Re: TR Caw Gap circular on Hadrians Wall Sun 4 Oct 20
« Reply #13 on: 12:35:44, 09/10/20 »
Lovely pics April.  O0
 Brought back good memories of my visit to the wall, looked like you had similar weather to me as well  :)
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Re: TR Caw Gap circular on Hadrians Wall Sun 4 Oct 20
« Reply #14 on: 20:51:00, 09/10/20 »
Brought back good memories of my visit to the wall, looked like you had similar weather to me as well  :)


Aye, weather wasn't bad  :)
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